Petula Dvorak

08/27/2015 - 9:35pm

    Now that two women are graduating from the legendary Ranger school, can we get back to reality?

    Yes, it is impressive that these women conquered the Army's 62-day equivalent of the men's Hunger Games, crawling, walking and running over...

08/13/2015 - 3:03pm

    The violence has been relentless during this city's Summer of Freddie Gray.

    Three months after parts of this city burned in anguish over the death of Gray, who was fatally injured while in...

08/06/2015 - 5:40pm

    Not of Virginia or Maryland, but of the Chesapeake Bay

    Blue crabs mate in the summer in tributaries in Virginia. The next year, females release eggs and tides carry larvae to the lower bay, where...

08/06/2015 - 5:17pm

    Everett Alvarez Jr. sometimes goes days without thinking about the hell he endured - nearly nine years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, one of the longest periods of captivity in U.S. military history.


07/31/2015 - 7:59pm

    You can spot them. The frozen ones who come outside at lunch like sun-seeking turtles, cardigans balled up next to them, bare shoulders defrosting in the noon sunlight, no matter how wilting it is outdoors.


07/31/2015 - 7:25pm

    Even before she arrives in the nation's capital this weekend to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, Dot Nary is already in what she calls fight mode.


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